Vardges Sureniants

Born: 1860, Akhaltsikhe (Georgia)
Died: 1921, Yalta

Armenian painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer. Born in the family of a priest and religious teacher called Akop Surenyants in the town of Akhaltsikhe in southern Georgia (1860). Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1876–79) and the Königliche Akademie der Künste in Munich (1880–85). Painted Pointillist portraits and Symbolist compositions based on Armenian historical eposes. Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1910). Designed for theatres in Moscow and St Petersburg (1900s–10s). Died in Yalta (1921). Contributed to exhibitions (from the 1880s). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1892–1900), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1894), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1894–99, 1904, 1908–16), New Society of Artists (1906) and the Venice Biennale (1924).

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